How to format your references using the Journal of Surfactants and Detergents citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Surfactants and Detergents. For a complete guide how to prepare your manuscript refer to the journal's instructions to authors.

Using reference management software

Typically you don't format your citations and bibliography by hand. The easiest way is to use a reference manager:

PaperpileThe citation style is built in and you can choose it in Settings > Citation Style or Paperpile > Citation Style in Google Docs.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
Mendeley, Zotero, Papers, and othersThe style is either built in or you can download a CSL file that is supported by most references management programs.
BibTeXBibTeX syles are usually part of a LaTeX template. Check the instructions to authors if the publisher offers a LaTeX template for this journal.

Journal articles

Those examples are references to articles in scholarly journals and how they are supposed to appear in your bibliography.

Not all journals organize their published articles in volumes and issues, so these fields are optional. Some electronic journals do not provide a page range, but instead list an article identifier. In a case like this it's safe to use the article identifier instead of the page range.

A journal article with 1 author
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Joyce GF (2007) Obituary: Leslie Orgel (1927-2007). Nature 450:627
A journal article with 2 authors
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Merritt S, Clauset A (2013) Environmental structure and competitive scoring advantages in team competitions. Sci Rep 3:3067
A journal article with 3 authors
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Meissner M, Schlüter D, Soldati D (2002) Role of Toxoplasma gondii myosin A in powering parasite gliding and host cell invasion. Science 298:837–840
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Ingersoll AP, Gierasch PJ, Banfield D, Vasavada AR (2000) Moist convection as an energy source for the large-scale motions in Jupiter’s atmosphere. Galileo Imaging Team. Nature 403:630–632

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
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Duffy DJ (2006) Introduction to C++ for Financial Engineers. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Oxford, UK
An edited book
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Gratch J, Young M, Aylett R, et al (2006) Intelligent Virtual Agents: 6th International Conference, IVA 2006, Marina Del Rey, CA, USA, August 21-23, 2006. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Katoen J-P, Gretz F, Jansen N, et al (2015) Understanding Probabilistic Programs. In: Meyer R, Platzer A, Wehrheim H (eds) Correct System Design: Symposium in Honor of Ernst-Rüdiger Olderog on the Occasion of His 60th Birthday, Oldenburg, Germany, September 8-9, 2015, Proceedings. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 15–32

Web sites

Sometimes references to web sites should appear directly in the text rather than in the bibliography. Refer to the Instructions to authors for Journal of Surfactants and Detergents.

Blog post
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Luntz S (2014) Scientists Find Traces Of Ancient Star From The Beginning Of The Universe. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

Reports

This example shows the general structure used for government reports, technical reports, and scientific reports. If you can't locate the report number then it might be better to cite the report as a book. For reports it is usually not individual people that are credited as authors, but a governmental department or agency like "U. S. Food and Drug Administration" or "National Cancer Institute".

Government report
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Government Accountability Office (1973) Review of Vending Operations on Federally Controlled Property. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
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Capelli AM (2017) The (Un)Balanced Canon: Re-Visioning Feminist Conceptions of Madness and Transgression. Doctoral dissertation, University of Louisiana

News paper articles

Unlike scholarly journals, news papers do not usually have a volume and issue number. Instead, the full date and page number is required for a correct reference.

New York Times article
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La Gorce T (2012) Fire Up the Pit: My Brisket Can Burn Yours. New York Times NJ8

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1, 2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Surfactants and Detergents
AbbreviationJ. Surfactants Deterg.
ISSN (print)1097-3958
ISSN (online)1558-9293
ScopeGeneral Chemical Engineering
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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